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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 170 participants who completed the survey

From: Barriers to learning and using point-of-care ultrasound: a survey of practicing internists in six North American institutions

Baseline characteristicsN (%)
Sex
 Male95 (56)
 Female74 (44)
Age
 < 35 years51 (30)
 35–44 years59 (41)
 45–54 years37 (22)
 55–64 years9 (5)
 65 years or older4 (2)
Years in clinical practice
 1–4 years71 (42)
 5–10 years45 (26)
 11–20 years28 (16)
 21 years or more26 (15)
Prior point-of-care (POCUS) ultrasound traininga
 No prior training32 (19)
 Self-learned (textbooks, YouTube, websites)64 (38)
 Bedside teaching (supervised scanning)54 (38)
 Didactic lecture(s)55 (32)
 < 1 day workshop/course48 (28)
 1–3 day workshop/course61 (36)
 Dedicated POCUS elective during training17 (10)
 POCUS-specific certifications8 (5)
 POCUS fellowship4 (2)
  1. Not every participant answered every question
  2. aParticipants were able to choose more than one response
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